DCF investigating after 10-year-old girl found shot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police responded to a shooting in Arlington that sent a child to the hospital Monday night.

First Coast News knocked on the door of the home in the 2300 block of Rogero Road Tuesday morning.

A man, who did not identify himself, spoke without opening the door and said "No interviews. No comment."

"Alarming. You know, a little bit worried," said Jacob Ford, who lives nearby. "Nowadays, kids are so young, it's just unbelievable how wicked the world is now."

A 10-year-old girl was shot in the 2300 block of Rogero Road Monday. A police report obtained Tuesday morning said the victim's mother told police she heard a "pop" and went outside to investigate. According to the report, she saw her daughter laying on the ground a few houses to the north.

The report said she ran to her daughter and saw that she was hurt. After attempting to call 911 without success, the report said, she took her child to Memorial Hospital. The report said the child was transferred by ambulance to UF Health Jacksonville.

The child was taken to an area hospital for treatment after being shot in the lower half of her body shortly after 8 p.m., Sgt. Lyle detailed.

The circumstances around the shooting are unknown at this point in the investigation.

"Anybody's kid gets shot, that's something serious, you know," said Theodore Riley, who lives next door to the family.

He said he did not hear anything Monday night. Riley told FCN he has interacted with the family and has no problems with them.

"I just don't understand how she got shot. Like I said don't nobody really say anything down there. You don't have a problem out of nobody around here," Riley said.

"I just hope she gets better," Ford said.

Anyone who has any information about this shooting is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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